A funny thing happened in the library today. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180126

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As a follow up to the last column (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2018/01/20/headlines-say-it-all-baba-beijings-vision-leads-its-citizens-into-the-21st-century-china-rising-radio-sinoland-180121/), I have a funny and revealing story to tell. It really frames well what Westerners are up against to get to the reality of human existence, as they try to sift through all the mainstream propaganda and a lifetime of brainwashing at school.

Today, I was in the library and a Western colleague was reading the Shenzhen Daily newspaper. The school receives 15-20 copies that are available to all. I told my colleague about my last piece, how I discussed the importance of reading a locale’s newspapers and at least scanning the headlines, to get a flavor of the place. I showed how I chose front page headlines, as a benchmark to find themes. In today’s issue, the headline blared,



As I pointed to this headline, my colleague replied, with an air of superiority and a slight smirk on the face,

YEAH, isn’t that RIDICULOUS!

Mind you, this person has lived over ten years in China, and like me when I was here the first time, 1990-1997, they have absorbed next to nothing about Baba Beijing, the Chinese people and their 5,0000-year civilization. I was just as brainwashed and ignorant as this person back then, for the same reason: the unspoken, subconscious belief in my white, Eurangloland superiority. I recently wrote about a trainer in a professional meeting who acted the same way, in front of a roomful of Chinese (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2017/11/10/all-the-chinese-people-want-is-respect-aretha-franklin-diplomacy-on-china-rising-radio-sinoland-171110/). I see and hear it every day. Last week, another colleague in the library saw me looking at a New York Times front page headline that was shouting anti-communist-socialist agitprop about Baba Beijing, and which surely came right out of CIA central casting (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/29/correspondence-collusion-new-york-times-cia and http://yournewswire.com/new-york-times-cia-approve/). This person has also lived for many years in China, yet said,

Look at what the government here is trying to do NOW!

Western racism and its resulting blind ignorance run deep and 99% of the time, Euranglolanders are oblivious to what they are saying or doing, nor do they understand how important the historical perspective is (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2018/01/06/slavs-and-the-yellow-peril-are-niggers-brutes-and-beasts-in-the-eyes-of-western-empire-china-rising-radio-sinoland/). It is pervasive and endemic in the vast, vast majority of Caucasians, including most of them who have lived and worked overseas, even for many years.

But, I digress. The irony of my first colleague’s comment is how wrong they truly are. Any change that Baba Beijing makes to China’s national constitution (https://www.purdue.edu/crcs/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Constitution.pdf) will likely have a direct influence on every Westerner’s economic wellbeing and lifestyle in the years to come. I can guarantee you that this still is the case for Maoism (https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/uk.hightide/mao.htm and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maoism) and Deng Xiaoping Theory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Xiaoping_Theory), which were enshrined in China’s constitution. They have both reverberated across the headlines and through the halls of geopolitical and economic influence across the planet, going back decades, with their history changing impact on world affairs. But this is largely unrecognized and denied in the self-centered, self-absorbed West.

Two other Chinese presidents, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao did not get their names attached to their platforms, but their visions are right there in the constitution and have also quietly had an ongoing impact on international affairs, your economic wellbeing and resulting lifestyle. Jiang’s is called The Three Represents (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiang_Zemin#”Three_Represents”) and Hu’s is known as Scientific Outlook on Development (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu_Jintao#Scientific_outlook_on_development). These are not just policy speeches; a rousing, self-serving state of the union speech or a parliamentary back rub. From Mao to Xi, they are comprehensive and far reaching blueprints to help guide the Communist Party of China (CPC), the government at all levels, from Zhongnanhai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhongnanhai) down to faraway villages, and their 1.4 billion citizens for the next 5-10 years, socially, economically, politically and geopolitically.

I wrote extensively about China’s constitution in Book #3 of The China Trilogy (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2017/05/19/the-china-trilogy/) and encapsulated it in an article I was commissioned to write for the All China Review (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2016/10/18/so-called-communist-china-an-exclusive-article-for-the-all-china-review-16-10-17/). China’s constitution is at least as important in the course of human events as America’s (www.usconstitution.net/const.pdf), Britain’s Magna Carta (http://edsitement.neh.gov/sites/edsitement.neh.gov/files/worksheets/Annotation_Unabridged737.pdf) and France’s Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/migrated/2011_build/human_rights/french_dec_rightsofman.authcheckdam.pdf).  While the three Western documents are worshipped in mainstream media and the halls of education as sacrosanct, China’s magnificent version is totally ignored for a simple reason – China is communist-socialist and its constitution is proudly and vocally anti-imperialist, anticolonialist and anticapitalist.

So, the joke is on my library neighbor and every other world citizen who fails to put into proper perspective China’s critical, post-liberation role in history and today’s headlines. Informed fans of China Rising Radio Sinoland can set themselves apart from this broad propaganda ignorance, so please recommend this site to friends, family and colleagues, to help them get smart. One cannot make the world a better place when totally oblivious.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! T-Bone Burnett is well known for his studio production prowess, but he has put out a great catalogue of music, and is a singer-songwriter whom I have admired for decades. Here is a quirky song about newspapers, or at least a very special one dreamed up in his often zany imagination. It is a humorous story of greed and redemption, so enjoy the headlines in The Strange Case of Frank Cash and the Morning Paper, from his album entitled Talking Animals, with a link to the lyrics below.


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JEFF J. BROWN, Senior Editor & China Correspondent, Dispatch from Beijing

Jeff J. Brown is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy. It consists of 44 Days Backpacking in China – The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass (2013); Punto Press released China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations (2016); and for Badak Merah, Jeff authored China Is Communist, Dammit! – Dawn of the Red Dynasty (2017). As well, he published a textbook, Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). He is also currently penning an historical fiction, Red Letters – The Diaries of Xi Jinping, to be published in late 2018. Jeff is a Senior Editor & China Correspondent for The Greanville Post, where he keeps a column, Dispatch from Beijing. He also writes a column for The Saker, called the Moscow-Beijing Express. Jeff interviews and podcasts on his own program, China Rising Radio Sinoland, which is also available on SoundCloud, YouTube, Stitcher Radio and iTunes.

In China, he has been a speaker at TEDx, the Bookworm and Capital M Literary Festivals, the Hutong, as well as being featured in an 18-part series of interviews on Radio Beijing AM774, with former BBC journalist, Bruce Connolly. He has guest lectured at the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences and various international schools and universities.

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Jeff grew up in the heartland of the United States, Oklahoma, much of it on a family farm, and graduated from Oklahoma State University. He went to Brazil while in graduate school at Purdue University, to seek his fortune, which whetted his appetite for traveling the globe. This helped inspire him to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia in 1980 and he lived and worked in Africa, the Middle East, China and Europe for the next 21 years. All the while, he mastered Portuguese, Arabic, French and Mandarin, while traveling to over 85 countries. He then returned to America for nine years, whereupon he moved back to China in 2010. He lives in China with his wife. Jeff is a dual national French-American, being a member of the Communist Party of France (PCF) and the International Workers of the World (IWW).

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